Margo Laustsen
Coldwell Banker Realty

Client Testimonials:

Margo and her team were amazing to work with. She came recommended by friends of ours who just bought a house. She is very professional and knowledgeable about the Tahoe Donner area and the local market. We were impressed with her attention to detail and that she understood what we wanted in selling our house. Margo managed every aspect of the sale for us including inspections, repairs, and working with contractors. When the house went on the market it showed very well and sold quickly. We live out of state, and Margo did a great job communicating all of the listing details in a timely manner. We would strongly recommend her.

- Gail & Shawn

I would give Margo six stars if I could. She is by far the best real estate agent I’ve ever worked with. She is knowledgeable, responsive and on top of the total process. She does the extra things that make the sale happen.

- Gordon

There are not enough wonderful things we can say about Margo! We are first-time homebuyers and found ourselves in a time-crunched situation in this low-inventory market. Still, she found the perfect house for our family and guided us through a multiple-offer/multiple-counter situation with knowledge and confidence. She truly looked after us throughout the process and helped every step of the way, even holding our fussy baby and entertaining our wild toddler so that we could focus! There is no one better to help you through such an important time. Thank you, Margo, for helping to make our dream come true!

- Alex & Conor B.

Margo has been our guiding light throughout the entire process of purchasing a beautiful cabin in Tahoe Donner. She was patient and accommodating to our individual wants and needs, and was a great communicator and liaison between buyer and seller. She was always available any time we had questions and was very realistic and honest as she helped us find the perfect summer home. She made the process as easy and seamless as possible as we did the process of purchasing a home from out of the area. 10/10 would recommend to anyone buying or selling in the Tahoe area.

- Lavezzo Family

Margo is absolutely exceptional! She is a marketing powerhouse and has put together strategic campaigns for some of the country's largest companies. Margo brings that same marketing expertise (and stellar negotiating skills) to your house, differentiating from the mix of homes already on the market. On the buy-side, Margo excels in putting together partnerships, which is important in a hot market.

- Pettit G

After experiencing an offer that fell apart, we reached out to Manon and Margo for their expertise and help in finding us our dream cabin in Serene Lakes. They were extremely knowledgeable in helping us to find a home, but also navigating and negotiating the process all the way up to handing us our keys. They were with us every step of the way and it was a joy to work with them. We knew we were in excellent hands and could trust them to get it done!”

- Mark and Sara

Margo and Hillary have been with us every step of the way in finding and buying our first home in Truckee. They are very easygoing and will go out of their way to make the process as smooth as possible. Thanks so much for helping us final and purchase our first home!

- Cyrus & Meitri

We fell in love with the Donner Lake area and knew we wanted to buy in Tahoe Donner. Margo found us the perfect place. Her negotiation skills and knowledge of the area made the buying process very easy. We are so appreciative that she continues to check in with us and help us navigate Tahoe living.

- Lea & Mike

My Husband and I reached out to Hillary and Margo earlier this year because we were relocating from Roseville to Truckee and needed help in finding the right home. We received their name and number from my Husband’s new boss, so we knew we were in good hands! When we met for the first time in Truckee they took us to one home in each of the different neighborhoods so that we could get a feel for the town and a variety of homes priced on the bottom, middle and top of our price range so that we could see what we could get for our money. I found this to be especially helpful because I had never driven around Truckee before so I had no idea the difference between the neighborhoods (they do all have their own unique look and feel) or what we could get for our money. Before we started looking I thought we could find something we liked at the bottom of our price range on the snowy side of the mountains, but we quickly found that was not what was best for us. We ended up purchasing on the less snowy side of town and spent a little more to get a house that didn’t need a ton of work (and a little more space) and we are so glad that we did! 

My Husband and I loved working with them because they were always available to take our calls, reply to our text messages or to show us homes at a moments notice. They never made us feel like we were inconveniencing them or bothering them with our many (MANY) requests and questions over the 4+ months that we worked with them to find the perfect home. They also got to know us and they knew exactly what we were looking for (and what we were NOT looking for) so they were always giving us a heads up when they saw a home they thought we would love, or why they thought we would not love a home. We thought this was especially helpful because we had to drive over an hour and a half each time we wanted to see homes in person so we didn’t waste our time in coming up to see a home that wasn’t right for us. We will definitely refer them to our family and friends who are looking for a Realtor and would work with them again in the future!

- Jenni and Ryan

“We listed our Tahoe Donner home with Margo & Hillary who I was referred to by a friend and Coldwell Banker agent in the Bay Area.  Needing a hassle-free transaction, the house sold before it ever hit the market making it as stress-free as one could ask for. They were great to work with and it was truly a seamless experience from start to finish.  If you want an agent who is responsive, has strong market knowledge and the marketing skills to sell your home I highly recommend them especially if you are out of the market.”

- Kathy

"When I needed to help a dear friend sell her Truckee home, I found Margo & Hillary. They are a fantastic team. They are warm, professional, knowledgeable, and supportive. They took such good care of her throughout the transaction -- they made me look good for choosing them!
We are fortunate to have terrific agents like Margo and Hillary in Coldwell Banker's ecosystem and they are my choice for referrals in the Tahoe/Truckee market"

- Shelley - Coldwell Banker-Bay Area